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[BKARTS] Books 07 Noosa Regional Gallery



BOOKS.07 Works of Imagination
The Search for the Impossible
24 August – 30 September
Opening: Friday 31 August
Noosa Regional Gallery

With a variety of original perspectives, disciplines and techniques, this 
is a collection of unique and rare editions, of new media and elaborate 
installations, of solitary industry and collaborative efforts, of new 
books exploring the past and old books altered to show something new.
Generously supported by Mary Ryan’s and Noosa News

1-2 September
A two-day symposium where artists, researchers, students, curators and 
arts industry professionals explore the theory and practice of the 
artists’ book.
Interaction Day One: Artists’ Talks
Saturday 1 September
Milan Milojevic (TAS)
Artists’ Talk
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison (VIC)
If we stand very still no one will notice
Deirdre Brollo (NSW)
The Artists’ Book and the Search for the Impossible
Carolyn Fraser (VIC)
The Extinguishing of Stars: Process & Production
Anna Poletti (VIC)
Things to make and do with a photocopier: introducing zines (followed by a 
discussion with Garcia Haby and Louise Jennison)

Interaction Day Two: Artists’ Talks + Panel Discussions
Sunday 2 September
Panel Discussion – Education and the Artists’ Book
Panel: Anne-Maree Hunter (NSW) and 1st Edition Artists
Chair: Deirdre Brollo (NSW)

Presentation – Artists’ Book Opportunities
Sarah Bodman – Exploring Arcadia

Panel Discussion – Artists’ Books & Professional Practice
Panel: Milan Milojevic (TAS), Carolyn Fraser (VIC), Anne-Maree Hunter 
(NSW)
Chair: Deirdre Brollo (NSW)

Saturday 1 September

Milan Milojevic (TAS)
Milojevic’s recent work has been described as hybrid. Using the oldest and 
the newest print technologies in tandem, he creates images of strange 
birds and impossible beasts, using books such as Jorges Lois Borges’ The 
Book of Imaginary Beings and Konrad Gestner's Historia Animalium as 
resources and reference points. Like the artist’s book, these animals are 
anomalies. Milojevic uses these unlikely creatures to refer to cultural 
displacement and the hybrid nature of the migrant condition. Milojevic 
will discuss the use of books in his work, as well as his use of the 
medium of the artist’s book.
Milan Milojevic is a member of DARF (Digital Art Research Facility) and 
Head of Printmaking at the Tasmanian School of Art. He has exhibited 
nationally and internationally, with regular solo and group exhibitions 
throughout Australia, USA, UK, Europe and Asia, and has also undertaken 
several international residencies in Scotland. His work is held in major 
public and private collections in Australia and Europe, including National 
Gallery of Australia, Art Bank, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art 
Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, Parliament House, Canberra, 
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Montrose Academy, Scotland, and the 
Bureau of Artistic Exhibitions, Poland.

If we stand very still no one will notice
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison (VIC)
This artists’ talk will focus on the artists’ books they have made to date 
and the nature of collaborating. Examples of their most recent books, The 
Case of the Lost Aviary, By the Pricking of My Claws, The Dubious Clue, 
and Trouble at Sea will be shown, as well as several of their more recent 
zines.
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison work together as a collaborative duo on 
various joint ventures, and have been doing so since 1999. Using paper as 
their primary medium to create an ongoing series of limited edition 
artists' books, several lithographic offset prints, and even sculptural 
objects folded, cut and molded into shape, as well as a host of zines 
created on the photocopy machine.

The Artists’ Book and the Search for the Impossible
Deirdre Brollo (NSW)
Artists’ books are often accused of being impossible objects. They make 
definition difficult and classification troublesome. Yet it is in this 
hybridity that their great potential exists. This talk will discuss the 
book as a metaphysical or mythical object, exploring ideas such as the 
‘book of the world’ and ‘the total library,’ and how such concepts have 
informed artists’ books.
Deidre Brollo completed a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts in 2006, 
composed of a thesis entitled Memory, Perception & the Art of Seeing 
Double, and an exhibition, the return room, an installation of artists’ 
books. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia, Ireland, 
Scotland, Germany and France and her work is represented in the 
collections of the State Library of Queensland, and Southern Cross 
University. She is currently Visiting Artist at National Art School, 
Sydney.

The Extinguishing of Stars: Process & Production
Carolyn Fraser (VIC)
Carolyn Fraser’s most recent book, The Extinguishing of Stars, was made in 
collaboration with Cleveland artist Holly Morrison. It features fourteen 
hand-pulled photogravures, a technically demanding intaglio process that 
produces photographic images unmatched in their beauty and subtlety. The 
typography complements the images: letterpress imparts a sculptural, 
luminescent quality to the page. With a detailed slide presentation, 
Carolyn will discuss the production of this book and the techniques 
involved. 
Carolyn Fraser is a writer and printer. Her imprint, Idlewild Press, 
specialises in limited-edition artists’ books and custom-designed 
ephemera. Her books are included in national and international collections 
including the New York Public Library, Yale University and the Library of 
Congress. She has taught letterpress and artist book production at the San 
Francisco Center for the Book, Cleveland Institute of Art and the 
Victorian Writers' Centre.

Things to make and do with a photocopier: introducing zines
Anna Poletti (VIC)
(followed by a discussion with Garcia Haby and Louise Jennison) This talk 
will serve as an introduction to zine culture, including examples of 
different kinds of zines and a discussion of the different uses of zines 
in the twentieth century. A variety of approaches to the uses, production 
and distribution of zines will be looked at, as well as the kinds of 
political, artistic and personal expression found in zine culture in 
Australia and internationally.
Anna Poletti completed a PhD at The University of Newcastle in 2006, 
researching autobiographical writing in Australian zine culture, with a 
focus on the materiality of the zine form, and the production of 
reading/writing communities in diy (do it yourself) culture. She has been 
involved with a number of art and writing projects including the This Is 
Not Art group of festivals held in Newcastle, Sticky zine store in 
Melbourne, and has conducted zine workshops in NSW and Victoria. She 
currently lectures in Communications and Writing at Monash University and 
has been making zines since 2002.

Sunday 2 September

Panel Discussion – Education and the Artist's Book
Panel: Anne-Maree Hunter and 1st Edition Artists
Chair: Deirdre Brollo

Presentation – Artists’ Book Opportunities
Anne-Maree Hunter and artists from the 1st Edition program
An overview of worldwide opportunities for artist’s book-makers, from 
galleries, specialist bookstores, exhibitions, and fairs, to journals, 
workshops and conferences.

Sarah Bodman – Exploring Arcadia
The exhibition Arcadia id est explores how artists have responded to the 
natural world using the book form, and consists of over one hundred 
artists’ books. Sarah Bodman’s DVD presentation will give an insight into 
the exhibition, which will be showing concurrently as part of BOOKS.07 

Panel Discussion – Artists’ Books & Professional Practice
Panel: Milan Milojevic, Carolyn Fraser, Anne-Maree Hunter
Chair: Deirdre Brollo

Workshops 
Monday 3 September – Tuesday 4 September

Choose a two-day workshop to learn about making your own artist book: 

1. Introduction to Letterpress
Tutor: Carolyn Fraser (VIC)
Workshop: $250
Letterpress printing is the impression of metal types into paper, a 
technique that produces beautifully luminous fine printing.
2. Collaborative lino-cut printing and concertina book-making
Tutor: Belinda Fox (VIC)
Workshop: $220
This very ‘hands on’ workshop combines collaboration, specialised 
editioning printmaking techniques and bookmaking all in one!

   3. Square knot journals and binding concepts for small-scale artists’ 
books
Tutors: Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison (VIC)
Workshop: $220
The square knot journal being taught in this workshop is one that is bound 
with an exposed spine held together by a series of small square knots over 
and through brass wire and rods. The journal is designed to sit completely 
flat when open due to the flexible nature of the spine.

4. Nature, Utopia & Impossibility
Tutor: Julia Silvester (VIC)
Workshop: $220
Make three books including a completed artists’ book exploring the themes 
of nature, utopia and impossibility. The 3 books are (1) album 
construction, (2) folio construction and (3) concertina book with hard 
covers.

Interaction Registration
Early Bird Registration (before 13 July) $150
Standard Registration $180
More information: 
http://www.noosaregionalgallery.org/books07/interaction.html


 Interaction Dinner
Saturday 1 September 6.30pm for 7pm
$45.00 (including wine)

Noosa Regional Gallery
Pelican Street (riverside and behind the Noosa Council)
Tewantin Qld 4565

Postal
PO Box 141
Tewantin QLD 4565
AUSTRALIA

Phone
61 +7 5449 5340

Fax
61 +7 5449 0905

Email
gallery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Website
  www.noosaregionalgallery.org

Open Hours
Gallery hours: Tues-Sun 10am-4pm
Closed Public Holidays, Christmas Eve to first working day after New Years 
Eve.
The Gallery is also closed when exhibition changeovers take place.


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